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Elsworth Chronicle website  by Jan Bienek

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Cambridgeshire History on Your Computer:

Mike Petty’s Library on Your Laptop  

Mike Petty was Librarian of the Cambridgeshire Collection for 35 years during which time he assisted thousands of researchers.  He was awarded the MBE and an Honorary Degree from Cambridge University for his work.  He is an authority on Cambridge and the Fenland.

His Internet Archive site now houses:-


Books: - a Cambridgeshire bibliography.

Newspapers: - abstracts of 100 years of newspaper stories together with – on Flickr - actual copies of many of the articles summarised.

Pictures: - a catalogue of illustrations and - on Flickr - several thousand scanned images. (These are watermarked with enquirers directed to the Cambridgeshire Collection for copies).

Writings: - many of his accumulated writings.

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Cambridge Antiquarian Society

The CAMBRIDGE ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY was founded in 1840 to provide access for local people to the local history, architecture and archaeology of Cambridgeshire (which now includes the old County of Huntingdon and the new Unitary Authority of Peterborough).

Among other benefits, members are eligible to attend the annual programme of monthly lectures, are entitled to a reduced fee for the Society's annual spring conference, and receive a copy of the Society's annual publications.

The Conduit

Published as a supplement to the Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society in September each year, this is an indispensable guide to Cambridgeshire's local history and archaeology organisations, societies, events and lectures. If you want to know what's on and where it is, you need the Conduit!

There is no charge for entries to Conduit, which is a free service offered to local societies and museums across Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, compiled each summer. If you would like to find out more or send us your details, please e-mail the Conduit Editor at conduit@camantsoc.org.

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